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Gift (2019)




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Inspired by Lewis Hyde's beloved classic "The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World", GIFT is a tribute to something that can't be measured or counted, bought or sold. An intimate exploration of real-life gift economies, it's a reflection on the creative process, the reasons we labour in service of our gifts, and a celebration of the imagination.


Critic Reviews for Gift

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

There are no on-screen titles identifying names, places or dates - most of the previous paragraph I looked up online - but the film's unifying message is clear: All its subjects are involved in giving something away.

October 28, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

At a time when art is relentlessly commercialized and commodified, Robin McKenna's "Gift" provides a gentle and welcome reminder of other values.

October 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Ideal as follow-up to a meditation session, McKenna's feature turns less gratifying as the sharp light of reality trickles into its philosophical cracks.

October 11, 2019 | Full Review…

For many people, Gift will live up to its title.

October 9, 2019 | Full Review…

[Robin] McKenna's documentary can seem like a bit of a stunt, but for the 90 minutes it takes to watch Gift, it's possible to surrender to its spirit.

November 8, 2019 | Full Review…

"Gift" only wants to be the most peaceful moviegoing event of the film year, working to create a feel-good overview of human possibility.

November 6, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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